Saturday, April 23, 2011

All in the Family

Here it is, Easter Weekend ... and I have sooo much to be grateful for. Not the least of which is that I have my whole family home and living under one roof ... what a blessing!! (Oldest son returned home from college for the summer.)

I also have the blessing of so many wonderfully-terrific friends. Yesterday, one of my BFF's in the world - Cheryl - actually took the entire day off of work to come over and play with me!! What a great day!! We started off by running to our favorite scrapbook store (which is, sadly, closing soon) to do a little shopping. Found the ca-YOOT-est placemats for my Easter dinner table. Then, we stopped off to pick up some food (a turkey burger??? Honest, it was delicious!). Once we were back at home, we started working on this family frame project ... punches, diecuts, paper, ribbon, brads ... we spared NOTHING!!! Thanks to Dawn Derrick for her AWESOME frame that inspired our project:

Dawn's Family Frame at Perrywinkle Press

And here is Cheryl's:

Cheryl's Family Frame

Then, we headed back out to do a little more shopping. We landed at our OTHER favorite scrapbook store, with a stop off at Home Goods to look for some white dishes to go with our newly-found springtime placemats (actually, I was looking for them - she already had some!). I scored place settings for 12 at Tuesday Morning ... total cost?? $60!!! LOVE when you can find a deal on what you NEED!!

What a GREAT day!!! Thanks, Cheryl, for being my BFF ... so blessed to have you in my life!!

Stamps: Together Forever, Define Your Life
Paper: Basic Black, Crumb Cake, Riding Hood Red, Whisper White, Red Glitter Paper, Night and Day DSP, Rockabilly DSP, Slumber Party DSP
Ink: Basic Black
Accessories: Cricut Plantin Schoolbook Cartridge, Scribbles and Swirls Sizzlets Die, Beautiful Wings Embosslits Die, MS Double Loop Border Punch, Triple Layer Blossom Bouquet Punch, Petal Card Punch, Heart to Heart Punch, Wide Oval Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, Decorative Label Punch, Slit Punch, Vintage Wallpaper Textured Impressions Folder, Rhinestone Jewels, Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine, Red Glimmerz Brads, Fluerettes, Crumb Cake Taffeta Ribbon, Whisper White Satin Ribbon, Glue Dots

Happy Easter, all!! Smiley from


Cheryl said...

These turned out so cute! Looking at it makes me all kinds of happy!

Terry Molineux said...

All three frames are gorgeous...! What a great idea. Wishing you and yours a very Happy Easter!

Sharon Field / Inky A*Muse-ment said...

LOVE this family frame, the colors are wonderful and my favorite!